High wind warning, high surf advisory for Big Island; multiple road closures for fallen debris : Big Island Now

, 2022-12-20 08:24:00,

This story was updated at 6:03 a.m. on Dec. 20.

Both lanes remain closed on Highway. 19, at the 46-mile marker, west of Honoka’a Town due to multiple fallen trees. Crews are on scene. The estimated length of time for the closure is approximately 10 hours.

Old Māmalahoa Highway through Ahualoa is also closed. Use the Daniel K. Inouye Highway for cross-island travel.

Additionally, Māmalahoa Highway at the 70-mile marker from Kahuku National Park to South Point Road is now open in both directions.

Honokaa-Waipio Road (Highway 240) is closed at the 4-mile marker due to a fallen utility pole.  Traffic is being rerouted near Lehua Street. 

Kīpukapuaulu Trail in Volcanoes National park has reopened after adverse weather forced it to close on Monday. Mauna Loa Road has reopened to pedestrians and cyclists to the second cattle guard.


This story was updated at 5 a.m. on Dec. 20.

The National Weather Service also has issued a high wind warning for portions of the Big Island, including the interior of the island, the south and the southeast and north until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Expect west winds 25 to 40 mph, with localized gusts of more than 60 mph.

This has caused multiple road closures on the Big Island. For information about road closures, hazards, services, and other Hawaiʻi County impacts, residents can download the Kāhea App, available on both Apple and Andriod devices. Further, residents can visit…

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